The first garden

We plowed 2 garden plots this year. Next year we will plow the third and make the others bigger. It’s a slow growth. The first garden plot is the same as last year but twice as big. This will be our root and squash garden. We won’t be ready to save seeds until the house is finished so we aren’t concerned about cross pollination yet. 

The rain finally let up enough for the ground to dry. Thanks to some Awesome friends we were able to get a tiller out and finish the first garden. Next week we are finishing the second garden. After plowing and then tilling the soil is so much softer than it was last year. Next year we hope to get some sand and compost plowed into it too, but that wasn’t in the budget this year. The plot is about 35 feet X 90 feet. It’s a pretty good size but not super huge. We are happy with it. 

Yesterday we went out and planted our 35′ rows. We didn’t get it all done, but darn near close to it. We did get 1 row of sweet potatoes, 2 rows of red potatoes, 2 rows of regular potatoes, 2 rows of onions, 2 rows of carrots, a row of beets and kohlrabi, 4 rows of peanuts, a row of acorn squash, and a row of spaghetti squash. If we can get out early enough and it isn’t raining we can get the last bit finished.

After several weeks of not feeling like we are progressing this is what I needed to feel a lot better. The next plot isn’t as manditory to get done ASAP except for the direct sow plants. We need our yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, corn, and beans in the ground before the end of next week. 

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